Our guests were , from left to right in the picture:- Michel Brizard - Deputy Mayor, Lydie - Headmistress, Jean Pierre Charroux - Farmer, Jean Yves Proust - Chef with a small holding, Renee Lamarre - Teacher, Marie Proust - Student, Gilbert Lavaissiere - Mayor .
The day started with a visit to Perry Mill Cider. Then coffee and introductions in the Bell, where everyone was made most welcome. Lunch at the Windwhistle was followed by an excellent game ofPetanque. Then down to Lyme Regis for a sunny few hours. An evening BBQ at the Bell completed the day and enabled villagers and visitors to relax into the spirit of the visit.
On Sunday morning there was a visit to our school, enabling our teachers to meet the group. It is hoped that in the future our pupils may benefit from exchange visits within the twinning arrangement.As the visit coincided with the Church Flower Festival and the open Gardens Day our visitors had plenty to do. They were able to meet more people and to see much more of the village than a visitor is normally able to . It also enabled them to meet the representatives from the Somerset Hospice and the Mayor of Chard, who came to officially declare the gardens open.